Plant growth of tropical flowers in the desert
David Attenborough examines the amazing way in which flowers can bloom in what appears to be a barren desert. From the BBC.
Sneezing Monkey, Walking Fish Among New Species: Photos
A jewel-like snake, a walking fish and a sneezing monkey are just three of the over 200 new species that have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas.
The Best Thing To Eat In Every Country Around The World
From katsudon in Japan to grilled meats in Argentina, here are the best things to eat in every country, chosen by the locals who live there. What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visit...
Drought refuge
A drought refuge is a site that provides permanent fresh water or moist conditions for plants and animals, acting as a refuge habitat when surrounding areas are affected by drought and allowing ecosys...
Sneezing Monkey, Walking Fish Among New Species: Photos
A jewel-like snake, a walking fish and a sneezing monkey are just three of the over 200 new species that have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas.
The Best Thing To Eat In Every Country Around The World
From katsudon in Japan to grilled meats in Argentina, here are the best things to eat in every country, chosen by the locals who live there. What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visit...
Biota (ecology)
Biota are the total collection of organisms of a geographic region or a time period, from local geographic scales and instantaneous temporal scales all the way up to whole-planet and whole-timescale s...
Trophic mutualism
Trophic mutualism is a key type of ecological mutualism. Specifically, "trophic mutualism" refers to the transfer of energy and nutrients between two species. This is also sometimes known as resource-...
Xerophyte
A xerophyte (from Greek xero dry, phuton plant) is a species of plant that has adapted to survive in an environment with little water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps or...
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Euryops chrysanthemoides
Euryops chrysanthemoides or African bush daisy is a small shrub native to Southern Africa that is also grown as a horticultural specimen in tropical to subtropical regions around the world. It occurs...
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No-analog (ecology)
No-analog (variants may omit the hyphen and/or use the British English analogue), or alternately novel, climatic conditions ("no-analog climates") or biological communities ("no-analog communities") i...
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Marine snow
In the deep ocean, marine snow is a continuous shower of mostly organic detritus falling from the upper layers of the water column. It is a significant means of exporting energy from the light-rich ph...
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Atriplex patula
Atriplex patula L. (Spear Saltbush; Common Orache; Spear Orach; Spreading Orach) is a ruderal, circumboreal species of annual herbaceous plants in the genus Atriplex naturalized in many temperate regi...
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Conyza canadensis
Conyza canadensis (formerly Erigeron canadensis L.) is an annual plant native throughout most of North America and Central America. Common names include horseweed, Canadian horseweed, Canadian fleaban...
Conyza canadensis - Wikipedia
Synanthrope
A synanthrope (from the Greek syn-, "together with" + anthro, "man") is a member of a species of wild animals and plants of various kinds that live near, and benefit from, an association with humans a...
Food plot
A food plot is a planted area set aside to act as a food source for wildlife. The term was coined by the U.S. hunting and outdoor industries. Food plots generally consist of but are not limited to le...
Physiotope
Physiotope is the total abiotic matrix of habitat present within any certain ecotope. The physiotope is the landform, the rocks and the soils, the climate and the hydrology, and the geologic processes...
Flora of Colombia
The Flora of Colombia is characterized by a high biodiversity, with the highest rate of species by area unit worldwide. Over 130,000 species of plants have been described within Colombian territory.
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The Endemic Flora of Tasmania
The Endemic Flora of Tasmania is a six-volume botanical book, with text by Winifred Mary Curtis and coloured lithographs by renowned botanical illustrator Margaret Stones. The work was commissioned a...
Neuston
Neuston is the collective term for the organisms that float on the top of water (epineuston) or live right under the surface (hyponeuston). Neustons are made up of some species of fish (see flying fi...
Neuston - Wikipedia
Resilience (ecology)
In ecology, resilience is the capacity of an ecosystem to respond to a perturbation or disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly. Such perturbations and disturbances can include stochasti...
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Tolumnia
Tolumnia Rafinesque, is a genus in the family Orchidaceae. Previously known as the "equitant Oncidiums," the species were segregated from the mega-genus Oncidium by Guido Braem in 1986. The plants are...
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Evapotranspiration
Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land and ocean surface to the atmosphere. Evaporation accounts for the movement of water to the air from sour...
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Plant cover
The abundances of plant species are often measured by plant cover, i.e. the relative area covered by different plant species in a small plot. Plant cover is not biased by the size and distributions of...
Local food
Local food or the local food movement is a "collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies - one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and cons...
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Tmesipteris tannensis
Tmesipteris tannensis is a fern ally endemic to New Zealand. It is usually epiphytic on trees and tree ferns, but is occasionally terrestrial.An example of occurrence of T. tannensis within a tiered p...
Tmesipteris tannensis - Wikipedia
Biomass (ecology)
Biomass, in ecology, is the mass of living biological organisms in a given area or ecosystem at a given time. Biomass can refer to species biomass, which is the mass of one or more species, or to comm...
Biomass (ecology) - Wikipedia
Journal of Political Ecology
The Journal of Political Ecology is an annual, open access peer-reviewed academic journal covering political ecology. It was established in 1994 by James B. Greenberg and Thomas K. Park (University of...
Hemiepiphyte
A hemiepiphyte is a plant that spends part of its life cycle as an epiphyte. The seeds of primary hemiepiphytes germinate in the canopy and initially live epiphytically. They send roots downward, and...
Hemiepiphyte - Wikipedia